In 2011, adolescents from five European countries will make their own film, concentrating on a multicultural topic. The shooting will take place at Lillehammer/ Norway where the participants will receive professional guidance by graduates of the Norwegian film school Den Norske Filmskolen.
Funded by the European Union, the youth project This Is My Story will meet six adolescents each from Norway, Latvia, Denmark, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Aged 15 to 20, the participants come together in Lillehammer from 31March to 8April 2011. Here they will discuss identity and multicultural coexistence before shooting a film together on that topic, which will later on be shown at the 53rd Nordic Film Days Lübeck in November 2011.
As an official partner of the This Is My Story project, the Nordic Film Days Lübeck will send six adolescents from Lübeck to Lillehammer, all of them former participants of the Young Film Journalists workshop offered at the past four Nordic Film Days Lübeck and selected in cooperation with the Lübeck youth centre Röhre.
Apart from two prizes for children's and youth films, school cinema screenings and the Young Film Journalists workshop, the festival has also been drawing attention throughout the past three decades by its accompanying media-pedagogical seminar. Thereby the participants will watch media pedagogues discussing films from the children's and youth film programme of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck before issuing recommendations that are highly valued throughout Germany.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)